Malcolm Chisholm


Malcolm Chisholm was MSP and previously MP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith over a period of 24 years before retiring in 2016. He held ministerial office in the UK Government prior to devolution and the Scottish Government thereafter, including Minister for Health and Community Care 2001-4 and Minister for Communities 2004-206. Cancer services were a major issue during his time as Health Minster and in opposition from 2007 he maintained that interest as Co-Convener of the Cross Party Group on Cancer until 2016. Prior to becoming an MP in 1992 he was a teacher of English and since retiring has been on the Board of several organisations including the Pilton Community Health Project and the Scottish Cancer Foundation. He now spends a great deal of time on the childcare of four young grandchildren as well as pursuing various literary and scientfic interests. 

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Future-proofing Cancer care in Scotland

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